mary douglas

Papier Mache, How Lovely Was The World Poem by mary douglas

to Sharon

papier mache, how lovely was the world
when you were small: hand-painted in
mauve and green and with a streak

of blue when you got tired of holding the
brush the way your sister said to;
we carried crepe paper streamers carefully

from one end to the other and fastened them-
feting the moon, the stars, the ornamental sun
on someone's charm bracelet hidden in the closet

before christmas.
let oranges rain down and peppermint sticks.
oh let the earth be mauve and green again and spinning

spinning with its own dream under the glitter paste;
its paper roses sleeping bud by bud
in pink tissue.

though this was long ago and candy shelled.
or wishing welled, said someone, still.
and we have left no tracks in the snow
as if we were angels then.

mary angela douglas 22 june 2014

Submitted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Topic of this poem: Childhood

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Papier Mache, How Lovely Was The World by mary douglas )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Warning, Jenny Joseph
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes
[Hata Bildir]